SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS This manual contains information that is important for you to know and understand. This information relates to protecting YOUR SAFETY and PREVENTING EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS. To help you recognize this information, we use the symbols below. Please read the manual and pay attention to these symbols.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Improper operation or maintenance of this product could result in serious injury and property damage. Read and understand all warnings and operation instructions before using this equipment. WARNING: Risk of explosion or fire What Could Happen It is normal for electrical contacts within the motor and pressure switch to spark.
WARNING: Risk of Bursting Air Tank: The following conditions could lead to a weakening of the tank, and result in a violent tank explosion and could cause property damage or serious injury. What Could Happen Failure to properly drain condensed water from tank, causing rust and thinning of the steel tank.
WARNING: Risk of Electrical Shock What Could Happen Your air compressor is powered by electricity. Like any other electrically powered device, If it is not used properly it may cause electric shock. Repairs attempted by unqualified personnel can result in serious injury or death by electrocution.
WARNING: Risk of Burns What Could Happen Touching exposed metal such as the compressor head or outlet tubes, can result in serious burns. WARNING: Risk from Moving Parts What Could Happen Moving parts such as the pulley, flywheel, and belt can cause serious injury if they come into contact with you or your clothing.
4. Circuit is equipped with 15 amp circuit breaker or 15 amp time delay fuse. If any of the above conditions cannot be met, or if operation of the air compressor repeatedly causes interruption of the power it may be necessary to operate it from a 20 amp circuit.
Accessories for this unit are available at the store the unit was purchased. HANDLE ASSEMBLY To make installation easier, submerge handle grip (C) into warm soapy water. Remove handle grip (C) from soapy water and slide onto handle (D). Press tube plugs (E) into frame assembly as shown.
NOTE: Use an oil specifically formulated for use in an air compressor, such as Porter-Cable PAS1 air compressor oil. Oil may be found at the store where the air compressor was purchased. Place unit on a level surface.
Location of the Air Compressor Locate the air compressor in a clean, dry, and well ventilated area. The air compressor should be located at least 12" away from the wall or other obstructions that will interfere with the flow of air.
Extension Cords Use extra air hose instead of an extension cord to avoid voltage drop and power loss to the motor, and to prevent overheating. If an extension cord must be used, be sure it is: • a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the product •...
“cut-out” pressure. Safety Valve: If the pressure switch does not shut off the air compressor at its “cut-out” pressure setting, the safety valve will protect against high pressure by “popping out” at its factory set pressure (slightly higher than the pressure switch “cut-out”...
Serious damage may result if the following break-in instructions are not closely followed. This procedure is required before the air compressor is put into service and when the check valve or a complete compressor pump has been replaced. Make sure the On/Auto/Off lever is in the "OFF" position.
The compressor is ready for use. NOTE: Always operate the air compressor in well-ventilated areas free of gasoline or other combustible vapors. If the compressor is being used to operate a sprayer DO NOT place near the spray area.
Before performing any maintenance or repair, disconnect power source from the compressor and bleed off all air pressure. To ensure efficient operation and longer life of the air compressor outfit, a routine maintenance schedule should be prepared and followed. The following routine maintenance schedule is geared to an outfit in a normal working environment operating on a daily basis.
+ (full) mark on the dipstick. NOTE: Use an oil specifically formulated for use in an air compressor, such as Porter-Cable PAS1 air compressor oil. Oil may be found at the store where the air compressor was purchased. Replace dipstick (A).
Air Filter - Inspection and Replacement Hot surfaces. Risk of burn. Compressor heads are exposed when filter cover is removed. Allow compressor to cool prior to servicing. A dirty air filter will not allow the compressor to operate at full capacity. Keep the air filter clean at all times.
ALL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OPERATIONS NOT LISTED MUST BE PERFORMED BY TRAINED SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Before servicing: ● ● Unplug or disconnect electrical supply to the air compressor. ● ● Bleed tank of pressure. ● ● Allow the air compressor to cool.
Before you store the air compressor, make sure you do the following: Review the "Maintenance" section on the preceding pages and perform scheduled maintenance as necessary. Set the On/Auto/Off lever to “OFF”. Turn the regulator counterclockwise and set the outlet pressure to zero.
Performing repairs may expose voltage sources, moving parts or compressed air sources, moving parts or compressed air sources. Personal injury may occur. Prior to attempting any repairs, unplug the air compressor and bleed off all air tank air pressure. PROBLEM...
Decrease amount of air usage. Check the accessory air requirement. If it is higher than the SCFM or pressure supplied by your air compressor, you need a larger compressor. Check and replace if required. Remove and clean, or replace. Tighten fittings.
PROBLEM Motor will not Motor overload protection run. switch has tripped Tank pressure exceeds pressure switch “cut-in” pressure. Check valve stuck open. Loose electrical connections. Possible defective motor or starting capacitor. Paint spray on internal motor parts. Pressure release valve on pressure switch has not unloaded head pressure.
PROBLEM Knocking Noise. Possible defect in safety valve. Defective check valve. Compressor mounting screws loose Carbon build-up in pump Squealing Compressor pump has no sound. oil. A02233 CAUSE Operate safety valve manually by pulling on ring. If valve still leaks, it should be replaced. Contact a Trained Service Technician.
• Use reasonable care in the operation and maintenance of the product as described in the Owners Manual(s). • Deliver or ship the product to the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center. Freight costs, if any, must be paid by the purchaser.